French Supreme Court to make decision on "Armenian genocide" law in a week
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.31 / Trend A.Badalova/
A Supreme Court of France will make a decision on a law criminalizing denial of the so-called "Armenian genocide" in a week, member of the Senate Commission for International Affairs Nathalie Goulet told Trend on Tuesday.
"We have a lot of arguments for demanding repeal of this law," she said. According to Goulet, 70 signatures were collected by senators and now they have to wait for the Supreme Court's decision.
The Senators collected 70 signatures instead of fixed 60 and, thus, today they will appeal to the Constitutional Council.
After an eight-hour debate, the French senate adopted the bill. Some 127 senators voted in favor, while 86 senators voted against it on Jan. 23.
The lower house of the French parliament adopted a bill criminalising the denial of the so-called "genocide" on Dec.22.
The bill demands a year's imprisonment and a fine of 45,000 euro for denying the so-called "genocide."
Goulet stressed that this bill is nothing as long as Supreme Court will approve it.
She also stressed that the French Constitution does not authorize the members of Parliament to write a history.
Armenia and the Armenian lobby claim that the predecessor of the Turkey - Ottoman Empire had committed the 1915 genocide against the Armenians living in Anadolu, and achieved recognition of the "Armenian Genocide" by the parliaments of several countries.